Mary-Kate Olsen wants private home

23 April 2014 / 2 years 6 months ago

Mary-Kate Olsen wants a more private home.

The actress-turned-designer was reportedly unhappy with the East 10th Street townhouse she and her fiancé Olivier Sarkozy bought in New York City in 2012 because it didn't feel secure enough and so has sold the property despite never moving in.

The couple, who got engaged in February following a two-year courtship, sold the property last year after snapping it up for $6.25 million, and are still searching for the perfect family home.

A source told the New York Post's Page Six: "Mary-Kate was not happy with the house, it was not private enough for her. She needs a garage or something with a more secure entrance."

Mary-Kate and Olivier, the half-brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, are apparently happy to search for their dream pad in a less trendy location if it means more privacy, and are "even looking in Turtle Bay".

The publication also recently reported the couple, who have a 17-year age gap, were checking out a house uptown on 94th Street.

Money should be no object for the pair since Mary-Kate's engagement ring is allegedly worth a massive $81,250.

Olivier bought the vintage Cartier ring at a Sotheby's auction on February 6. The stunning rock boasts a four-carat European-cut diamond surrounded by 16 calibré-cut sapphires and 1.5 carats of diamonds.

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